Thomas Edison Congregational Church Fort Myers, Florida.

Currently, Thomas Edison Congregational Church is located at 1619 Llellyn Drive, Fort Myers Florida. The church was founded in 1925 by O.T. Anderson. Initially, services were held at the Ritz Theater and later the ArcadianTheater.

     The first church building was built in 1925.  It was located a block from McGregor. The first floor served as the church. The pastor’s residence was on the.second floor.  The building that served as the first church still exists as a private residence at 1462 Alhambra, Fort Myers.

First Church Building Congregational Church 1462 Alhambra Drive, Fort Myers

First Church Building Congregational Church 1462 Alhambra Drive Fort Myers, Florida

Same as above

     In 1930, money was raised to purchase lots.for a new church building at 1619 Llellyn Drive. This was built on 4 lots.  First services in this new location were November 1, 1931. Members of the congregation included Thomas Edison and wife, Henry Whitcomb and Robbie Newton.

Thomas Edison Congregational Church  1619 Llellyn Drive, Fort Myers, Florida

Thomas Edison Congregational Church 1619 Llellyn Drive, Fort Myers

Thomas Edison Congregational Church 1619 Llellyn Drive Fort Myers Florida

Same as above

    In 1964, the name of the church was changed to Thomas Edison Congregational Church. In 1980, the church joined the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.  The church is self governing.  This means the duties and responsibilities are shared by all members.

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